Gretchen Ehle

Vice President, GlobalConnect @ Meridian
Gretchen Ehle
Gretchen Ehle

Gretchen Ehle first joined Meridian in 2009 and has over 15 years of experience in project management, strategic planning, business development and financial and performance monitoring. As Vice President of Meridian’s GlobalConnect Division, she manages a team of 25 full-time employees working on 40 - 50 projects annually. She is responsible for achieving and exceeding revenue targets and diversification of division revenue through government and foundation grant writing, business development activities, and corporate outreach. She represents Meridian within USG agencies, corporate audiences, academic environments and non-profit organizations to ensure sustainable engagements and partnerships across sectors.

Gretchen previously served as a Strategic Advisor at the Schumpeter Center for Innovation and Development and as a Deputy Project Director for USAID’s Bureau for Global Health. She also served in management positions with George Mason University, as founding managing editor of an academic journal on Global Technology Governance, and as a consultant receiving direct funding from Kauffman, MacArthur, and National Science Foundations.

Ms. Ehle has a B.A. in International Affairs, Latin American and African Studies from The George Washington University, an M.A. in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University, and has completed all required coursework toward a PhD in Public Policy at George Mason University. She is an avid volunteer and has served on multiple nonprofit boards, including the Rotary Club of Dupont Circle, the Junior League of Washington and the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation. She speaks Spanish and has extensive international experience, working, living, and studying throughout the world.